5 Killed, Over 100 Injured As Church Building Collapses During Sunday Service

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at 08:10 AM, 5/11/2012 (7 years ago)

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FIVE persons were killed and over 100 others including children and a priest injured when a church collapsed in Nnewi, Anambra State yesterday [Nov. 4]. The incident occurred during the Sunday service.



The elderly wore sullen faces and the youth shouted on top of their voices amid pandemonium at the Ezinifite community, Nnewi South local government, after the incident. The St. Thomas the Aguiros Catholic Church that gave way was under construction.

Over 2000 worshipers were attending mass when the incident occurred. One of the dead, according to church sources was Mrs Okoye the woman leader of Ezinifite Improvement Union (Women President General).

Mrs Okoye, until her death was the step mother of the main financier of the church building project— Chief Leonard Ike Okoye — an Aba-based business mogul.

According to TheNATION, the Parish Priest, Rev Fr Cornelius Ezeoliaku, is in an hospital in Nnewi.

But the Financial Secretary of the Ezinifite Improvement Union, Mr John Nwosu, a retired journalist, gave the death toll as three. He said many people were seriously injured.

Nwosu said the Church was at decking level, adding that the skeleton for roofing was already on before the collapse. He described the incident as a setback and a bad omen for the church and the community. He could not give further details.

The President General of the Community Mr Ike Ifediniru, could not be reached. The community has no traditional ruler for now.

A detachment of the Army and Police was busy assisting victims.

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samfunnyguy at 08:15 AM, 5/11/2012 (7 years ago)
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God have mercy
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stephen153 at 08:23 AM, 5/11/2012 (7 years ago)
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 Sad Sad
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millershaq at 08:29 AM, 5/11/2012 (7 years ago)
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Sad
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dogodajiabuja at 08:35 AM, 5/11/2012 (7 years ago)
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i think say na the mosque weh deh Onitsha collapse!
since its a catholic church, nothing deh happen!
the carnal man cannot understand these things!
the spirit controls the physical.
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kayshow101 at 08:46 AM, 5/11/2012 (7 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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winace at 09:08 AM, 5/11/2012 (7 years ago)
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May they rest in peace and d injured get well.
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kattie77 at 09:09 AM, 5/11/2012 (7 years ago)
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Eyaaa RIP to d dead and speedy recovery to the injured
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kampas at 09:20 AM, 5/11/2012 (7 years ago)
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OMG what's happening in 9ja? Please am tired about all this die die thing,everyday bad news. mtchewwww
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dembal at 09:34 AM, 5/11/2012 (7 years ago)
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@dogodajiabuja what do you mean by that ur statement?. may the souls of the departed rest in peace amen.
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proly at 09:50 AM, 5/11/2012 (7 years ago)
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Omg
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denmal at 10:03 AM, 5/11/2012 (7 years ago)
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RIP to the dead, may the wounded recover in Jesus Name
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torrejon_men at 10:26 AM, 5/11/2012 (7 years ago)
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God grant the souls of the departed etenal rest IJN
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chicco77 at 12:05 PM, 5/11/2012 (7 years ago)
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Princestevo at 12:19 PM, 5/11/2012 (7 years ago)
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we can't hear good news for naija na only dead evryday! may God help us.. RIP
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Neglito at 01:46 PM, 5/11/2012 (7 years ago)
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Poor construction
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